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, will be three on the economy and one each on health care, the role of government and governing, with an emphasis throughout on differences, specifics and choices. both candidates will also have two-minute closing statements. the audience here in the hall has promised to remain silent. no cheers, applause, boos, among other noisy distracting things. so, we may all concentrate on what the candidates have to say. there is a noise exception right now, though, as we welcome president obama and governor romney. >> gentlemen, welcome to you both. let's start with the economy, segment one, and let's begin with jobs. what are the major differences between the two of you about how you would go about creating new jobs? you have two minutes, each of you have two minutes to start. a coin toss has determined mr. president, you go first. >> well, thank you very much, jim, for this opportunity, i want to thank governor romney and the university of den very for your hospitality. there are a lot of points i want to make tonight, but the most important one is that 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth,
disagree on where they want the government to interfere in your life. >> we're speaking with a $16 trillion debt. housing market that's shaky. where do you start to finding solutions. >> i think the right solution is to get the government out of the economy as much as possible. it's gotten too big. it spends too much money. what we really need to do is let the free markets solve a lot of these problems. as for the housing market, that's a harder issue. a lot of bad debt still needs to be clear before any real recovery is possible there. >> former secretary of state condoleezza rice recently called education the civil rights struggle of our day. do you agree with that assessment and how do you address it. >> i believe that education is a big problem, but the problem is in the that there's too little government in education but much too much. we need to allow the free market to provide things like voucher programs, charter schools and allow bad teachers to be fired and good teachers to be rewarded. >> what do we do with afghanistan? what's the end game? >> this has not been clear what the end
aggressive as they talked act the economy, health care and the role of the government. karen travers breaks down the argument. >> reporter: the president and romney finally went head to head. right out of the gate the candidates boiled down their economic arguments. >> governor romney, has a perspective that says if we cut taxes, go toward the wealthy and roll back regulation that we will be better off. i have a different view. >> the president has a view similar to the one he had when he ran four years ago. if you will trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer former. >> reporter: his comments about the 47% have taken a toll on his campaign. even before that leaked video show that americans think he favors the wealthy. tonight he wanted to try to change that perspective. >> the people who are having the hard time right now are middle income americans. under the president's policies they have been buried. they are just being crushed. i will not under any circumstances race taxes on middle income families. >> reporter: the president said he doesn't have the right ans
general raths, big bird would be pretty successful, i suspect, without a government federal subsidy and all that debt. >> let's talk about friday's job numbers and raised suspicions among governor romney's allies friday morning. jack welch, the former chairman of ge said unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so change numbers. steve forbes follows up and says welch is right. does governor romney put any stock in those theories and have any suspicions at all about the bls numbers? >> george, the numbers themselves are very damning. when you look at it, we had fewer jobs created in september than were created in august, fewer jobs created in august than were created in july. our unemployment rate has come down because for -- since president obama took office for every new job created more than six workers have left the labor force. if labor force participation was what it was when the president took office, unemployment would be around 10.7%. these jobs that were added in september were largely part-time jobs. so we still have 23 million american
100 people charged today with medicare fraud. the government said that the suspects collected $429 million by falsely billing patients. one was accused of writing 30,000 prescriptions that came to about $100 million in fraud. it's one of the biggest medicare crack downs ever. >>> we are working for you exposing medical professionals accused of everything from addiction to sexual misconduct. look up doctors by logging ton on to the website. >>> you may have heard a lot about big bird today. he came up last night in the debate when romney said he would eliminate funding for pbs. would your children be forced to go without seasame street and the gang if government spending stopped differenting money to pbs? the woman who runs the workshop said it wouldn't come to that. >> the workshop receives very, very little funding pbs. when they always tout out big bird and say we will kill big bird that's misleading because we will be here. >> she said the workshop gets most of its money from product licensing, corporate under writing and sponsor ship. >> all right. you know call it good luck
in your pocket, they have to pay back $85 million to customers. it is a government investigation that uncovered illegal late fees, rewards promised and not paid and for discriminating against people over the age of 35. the refund will be spread among 250,000 customers and also the government struck similar deals with discover and capital one. >>> check your pantry tonight. the peanut butter recall got bigger. trader's joe pulled some from the shelves. more chains are removing more product, the recall from the mexico based company sundlin includes almond and cash auto butter. it impacts, whole foods, safe way, target, and giant. many people got salmonella after eating it. >>> since the iphone 5 release apple has been on the defense. there were a few glitches in the operating system and the map application. now there may be a bug putting you over your data limit. verizon customers noticed their data disappearing even when the phones were on wifi. verizon says they will not charge for the overage and put in a software fix. >>> families have been opening their mail to learn that thei
question on the role of government. he ended up talking about, well, something. >> in the middle of the civil war, abraham lincoln said, let's help to finance the transcontinental railroad. >> reporter: romney's response was clear, practiced and forcibly delivered. >> we have a responsibility to protect the lives and liberties of our people and that means the military, second to none. >> reporter: at the end, they shook hands and then, a moment offing toness. the obamas and the romneys on stage. but even as they were enjoying a little bipartisanship, both sides began spinning and readying for the next round. two more rounds ahead. just ahead, in our program, who made the grade? who missed the mark? the experts who prepped sarah palin and george w. bush for their debates tell us how they scored tonight's candidates for a "nightline" report card. yeah, i'm looking to save, but i'm not sure which policy is right for me. you should try our coverage checker. it helps you see if you have too much coverage or not enough, making it easier to get what you need. [ beeping ] these are great
of a government bailout, has included some severe self-reflection, including a top secret automotive torture chamber. for the first time, gm is giving us a peek at how they smash or bash a new model long before any critic can. and abc's elisabeth leamy is the one to take us behind the scenes. >> reporter: it's like hazing for cars. engineering as an extreme sport. these are the tests the leaner, meaner general motors is putting its vehicles through. tests the public has never seen before. we had unprecedented access to the gm proving ground, one of the most secretive sites in the automotive world. our tour guide on the wild ride is james bell, gm's new head of consumer affairs an audacious choice because he spent years slamming automotive companies as a journalist, once callinged cadillac cim m arron a real letdown. >> reporter: gm is the car company that produced infamous chevy vegas, x cars in '80s and saturns and plain ugly pontiac aztecs in the 2000s, that's why the post bailout strategy is to improve reliability and its reputation. with more and more extreme testing. first up, wicked we
in our sights, and the pakistani government is unable or unwilling to take them out, then i think that we have to act and we will take them out. >> reporter: and we've seen him tap his reservoir of righteousness to make a strong attack. >> you said we knew where the weapons of mass destruction were. you were wrong. you said that we were going to be greeted as liberators. you were wrong. >> reporter: tonight will be mitt romney's 36th presidential debate. though his first as nominee. his team is hoping he'll show the agility we've seen him display. >> if people are looking for someone who will discriminate against gays, they won't find that in me. >> when is the last time you stood up and spoke out for increasing gay rights? >> right now. >> reporter: as well as his ability to jujitsu, to forcefully use an attack against his attacker. >> mr. speaker, i'm not an anti-immigrant. my father was born in mexico. my wife's father was born in wales. they came to this country, the idea that i'm anti-immigrant is repulsive. >> reporter: and diane, take a look at this picture that the obama campaign
is down again. government analysts blame it on a very weak economy. a new report just out this morning shows that the number of births fell 1% last year. the fourth annual decline in a row. fewer than 4 million babies were born last year. the lowest since 1998. analysts say the trend is reversing because the economy is improving. on that note, i think i am ready for another. >> really? talking about this. you got two. are you ready? >> some of my friend have had babies. you see a little baby. >> and they smell good. >> they grow up they're 3 and 5 and drive mommy and daddy crazy. they're good. >> a look at your wednesday weather, everybody. thick morning fog in boston, new york, d.c. thunderstorms in the carolinas southward. gusty wind from seattle to minneapolis. up to a foot of snow in montana mountai mountains. >> 80s in colorado springs. albuquerque, across the south. mostly 70s in the north east as well as the midwest. >>> here is a truly great story all about a guy named adam greenberg. on a one game contract with the florida mlins last night for their game against the mets. >> h
for jobs for the american people. >> reporter: in the role of government -- >> the federal government has the capacity to help open up opportunitand create ladders of opportunity and to create ameworks where the american people can succeed. >> reporter: the 90 minute debate moderated by jim layer was the first opportunity for the candidates to go head-to- head. at times it was heated. >> solyndra and tester and inner one. i had a friend who said you don't just pick the winners and losers, he picks losers. >> for 18 months he's been running on the tax plan and now five weeks before the election he's saying the big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: there was this memorable moment. >> 20 years ago i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed the marry me. >> i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: despite that one moment, the candidates didn't seem to agree much and really pushed each other on their policies and proposals that were talked about during this debate. for what happens next? of course both campaigns will try t
to children. . >>> the health alert. the government taking a deadly meningitis outbreak, including one case in our state. in is a fungus, can't be transferred person to person. we got in touch with a medical editor to explain the symptoms. >> people, the things to watch for, high fever, bad headache, stiff neck, pain when you look at a bright light. >> all of the victims got steriod shots for back pain. nationwide five people have died. 30 got sick. >> listen to this. if you are someone who believes in luck and fate it could mean bad things for you. people who believe in them normally lead unhealthier lifestyles. they say it could be a problem if you don't take your health into your own hands. >> luck is a falacy. we can't really prove that luck exists. we can prove that our brains are moldable. they can be changed, they get changed through hard effort and practice. >> researchers say you shouldn't leave your health up to luck and developing a healthy lifestyle will pay off in the long run. this is the hot topic tonight. we want to know what you think about this one. do you believe in
on government. shortly after a tape of his comments were released, romney said his remarking were not eloquently stated. but in an interview on fox news, he offered a new explanation. >> it's completely wrong. and i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%. >> reporter: president obama, meanwhile, is trying to rebound from what many believe was a lackluster debate performance. before a crowd of 30,000 in madison, wisconsin, yesterday, the president suggested romney's performance was just an act. >> i met this very spirited fellow who claims to be mitt romney. but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney. because the real mitt romney's been running around the country for the last year, promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: obama campaign advisers were even more blunt, accusing romney of being dishonest on the debate stage. but some of the president's supporters and liberal pundits are baffled by what they saw as a passive performance. >> i felt like he should have been more aggressive. >> i don't know what he was doing out there.
details. it says it's looking into potentially erroneous transactions. >>> government investigators are out with a new warning about the $20 billion dietary supplement business. 20% of the weight loss in new system supplements they checked, had illegal labels that made health claims that are not allowed and also lacked key information. >>> and facebook likes to boast that it's free. but the social network is rolling out a new feature that will give your posts a prime space on your friends' news feeds for a price. users who have seen the option in the past few days says it's running about 7 bucks for every post they push. >> you're paying for your friends to like what you're posting? >> a story for 2 t attention-starved. >>> and a new jetblue marketing gimmick is playing off of something we seem to hear for every election year. for all of the folks who say they're leaving the country if they're candidate does not win, jetblue is giving away free flights on. vote for your candidate and you might get a flight if the other guy wins. >> cool promotion. i kind of like that. that's not bad
said the president's vision has trickle down government and i don't think that's what american believes in. i see instead a prosperity that comes through freedom. >> reporter: the president made a denver appearance as well. he said last night's debate also reminded him of two things, both named romney. >> the real romney has been running around the country for the last year promising five trillon dollars in tax cuts to favor the wealthy, the -- last night he said he didn't know anything about that. >> reporter: romney used the debate to focus on a middle class squeeze that's happened in the president's first term. and many were surprised the president didn't bring up romney's remarks about how he views 47% of americans. it could have put romey any on defense. it's back to the campaign trail now. the president is in with wisconsin where was campaigning just one state over there joe biden who was in iowa and then we saw romney leave cole doll to go to virginia. he can campaigning with paul ryan. no surprise, all of those happen to be what is considered a key battleground state. >> he is
government. >>> then a shootout leaves one border patrol agent dead and another hurt tonight. police are out there, the fbi, they are all searching for clues. nickelous ivy died. the fbi says there was more than one shooter and the last time we had a boarden agent killed, you have to go back to -- border agent killed, you have to go back to 2010. >>> the iphone 5 is out and it comes with a price tag of hundreds of dollars. but that's just how much you'll pay for the phone. coming up next, the extra expenses you may come up with when upgrading your phone to the latest and greatest. >> check out our abc2news weather app. >> and have you started thinking about holiday shopping? you may end up spending moniliases year, but some -- more than last year, but some store owners could be up for -- >>> retailers have expecting some big things out of this holiday shopping season. holiday sales are expected to be up 4% over last year. consumers are expected to use mobile and social options to do more shopping. so sales at brick and mortar stores are going to take a hit. so expect lots of promotions to sh
that the government should treat everyone equally. i would not want someone denying my rights based upon their religious views, therefore i should not deny others based upon mine. it's about fairness. this law does not force any church to perform a same sex marriage if it's against their beliefs. and that's what this is about. protecting religious freedom and protecting all marylanders equally under the law. join me in voting for question 6. >>> contestants whipped up their favorite dishes using squirrel meating. they made things from bacon wrapped squirrel wings to poppers. they eve chopped up whole rodents. >> it has its own unique taste. it has a rougher texture and a game mier taste -- gameyer taste but it's good. >> the winning dish -- squirrel sliders. >> will's not enough bless you's to help this dog. oliver came down with a serious case of the sneezes. she said oliver is sensitive to the black pepper in his family's dinner. >> sneezing wasn't one of the competitions but most pet lovers think their pet scan doian thing. these doggies are taking part in an like style competition fr
with holdings. >> that's your money. that's money that the government is giving back to you in the spring but why let the irs keep it? you can be saving orrin vesting this money or spending on worthwhile adventures. >> you can see about $500 with in the next two months by filing a new [inaudible]. >> home warrants have become almost standard with home sales, more than 75% now include a warranty. why it may not always be worth it so you don't waste your money. >> if you want peace of mind a home warranty sounds like a smart move. protect you from the high cost major repairs such as water heater failure for just a few dollars a month. for some that vanishes the first time they try to use it. joe and leslie didn't want any surprise when is they bought a 25-year-old house. they spent $400 on a home warranty. when the furnace went out. >> they wouldn't cover it. >> they wouldn't. >> reporter: the gas valves weren't covered by the warranty. then when their garage door opener went out the warranty wouldn't cover that either. >> tried too. based on the fact it was a power surge. >> reporter
. as a pastor, my support for question 6 is rooted in my belief that the government should treat everyone equally. i wouldn't want someone denying my rights based upon their religious views, so i shouldn't deny others based upon mine. it's about fairness. i support this law because it doesn't force any church to perform a same sex marriage if it's against their beliefs. and that's what this is about.
of economies here in spain which lully saw new protests over the weekend. many governments unable to take politically unpopular steps. the brightest, though, according to the study is the u.s. economy. >>> well, it is a sign of the times, fewer people are sending greeting cards thanks to the internet. so hallmark is closing a factory that made a third of its cards. it says sales in greeting cards are off by one-sixth. it said the company is adopting new online technology just like its customers. >>> liam neeson action film single was tops at the box office this weekend doing twice twice the business, the take for "taken 2" was 50 million bucks. meanwhile, "hotel transylvania" checked in at $27 million and "pitch perfect at $17 million. >> even if you don't like the message, it needs to get out there about travesties around the globe. >>> when we come back, see a wedding party turn into one ugly mess. the camera was rolling as a drawn brawl turned deadly. >>> also, an important new clue this morning in a desperate search for a girl who disappeared simply trying to make her way to school. i
that would be a strange thing to walk out on to the beach and see. >> the spanish government asked the shipping companies, hey, what's your plan to get these ships off the beach? i think they're still trying to come up with something. >>> one of the hardest things to eat and look cool while doing it is the cupcake. >> you eat it with a fork. pretty lame. >> this video we got from foodbeast.com showcases all the ways to not look cool eating a cupcake. the little nibble bite. >> bird bite. you got to commit. >> bottom first. definitely not cool. >> why do i need to look cool while eating a cupcake? a lot of weddings have cupcakes. lot of gals there. >> now behold the new right way. take the top of your cupcake, screw off a little bit of the bottom, put it on the top, and make a cupcake sandwich. i thought it might be fun for us to try. >> can we get some sanitizer up in here? >> oh, my god. >> thank you. see how much cleaner you're all going to feel now? i can't be the only one that goes in dirty. >> first, unpeel your wrapper. >> always a dainty procedure to begin with. >> screw off
. >>> the government says don't believe everything you read on the labels of some weight loss and nutritional supplements. a new inspector general's report found that one in five labels, it checked, made false or misleading claims in addition to many of those and other supplements lack sigh yn ticien studies. >>> chicago police hunting for suspects responsible for pretty much what's an urban marijuana plantation. they found more than 1,000 plants in an area about the size of two football fields. get this, some of the plants were as tall as christmas trees. they have apparently been growing for months. >> the plants were about 6 feet tall. at this point. the estimated value of this is some where between $7 million and $10 million. when i inquired how long would it take the plants to reach that height, the guess that we are making is these were probably planted sometime in the spring. >> now, the next step is to cut the plants down, remove them to a secure location, where they will then be burned. >> hello. >> that ought to be -- [ coughing ] >> quite a scene. all that -- >> clear everybody out
will focus on domestic policies, things like healthcare, the economy and the role of the government. but while the two candidates were off the trail yesterday getting ready and prepping for the big debate, their wives are giving us a little bit of insight. >> i get so nervous at these debates, and, you know, i'm like one of those parents watching their kid on the balance beam. he doesn't need much advice. i mean, he's been doing this for quite some time. >> almost after every answer that he gives, he'll find me in the audience to see was that good, was that okay? >>reporter: something president obama has really had the momentum as of late. the polls show that this race is tightening up, esal
. it canceled wednesday's trades after they surged 29% in a minute. >>> and government investigators have a new warning about the $20 billion dietary supplement business. 20% of the sup leapts they checked have -- supplements they checked have labels that are illegal claims. >>> and finally they're going to leave the country if their presidential candidate doesn't win. free flights to make good on the threat you vote at the airline's website and you might get a flight if the other guy wins. that's america's money, i'm paula faris. >>> happening overnight there's been a police involved shooting in baltimore city. we'll have the latest on the conditions of those involved. >>> the presidential candidates, they square off in the mile-high city. we're going to tell you how the pundits say they came out on the winning end. >>> and with winter around the corner, your electric bill could soon be going up. so who's making that recommendation saying you should be paying more? we'll tell you on this thursday, october 4th. "good morning maryland," i'm charlie crowson. >> and i'm megan pringle. thanks so mu
? steve osunsami has a user's guide for families. >> reporter: today, government official trying to contain this salmonella outbreak told us it doesn't look good and to expect more reported cases linked to jars of peanut butter sold at grocery stores acros country. so far, 30 people sick, most of them children, across 19 states. for families searching through kitchen cabinets tonight for potentially dangerous jars of nut butter, it's confusing. first, what jars and brands are being recalled? well, it isn't your larger name brands like jif or skippy. those products are fine. all of the recalled products are linked to the sunland peanut corporation in new mexico. they make the peanut butter under numerous brand names. >> all the illnesses that have been investigated are related to the peanut butter products from the one plant. >> reporter: so now you've found one of these brands in your cupboard. should you automatically toss it out? the company says to look on the side of the jar for the "best if used by" date. anything between may 1st and september 24, 2014, throw it away. what i
government employees insurance company, or geico...as most of you know it. ...i propose savings for everyone! i'm talking hundreds here... and furthermore.. newcaster: breaking news. the gecko is demanding free pudding. and political parties that are actual parties! with cake! and presents! ah, that was good. too bad nobody could hear me. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> thanks for staying with us. we've got amazing video this morning of a boat captain's experience. a close encounter with a whale shark. >> take a look. he says it's a moment he is never going to forget. i would think not. look at this, georgia fisherman joe bendez says he could not believe his luck when this huge fish swam up next to the boat about 30 miles off the coast of florida. now, the whale shark 25 feet long hung around for about an hour, even nudging the boat. >> and our own lynette charles says it's okay. why, lynette? >> because it doesn't eat people. >> because it doesn't eat people. ask jonah how that worked out for him. >>> this will be a first. a pet monkey is
. >> we don't get government funding or aspca so you can go to our website and it's ebay for pets. get great items this is a goody basket for cats and it's a great time to do holiday shopping. >> good. and you have artwork and a little bit of everything. >> sports memorabilia. trips, give certificates to restaurants. it's lot of fun. >> how do you check it out. >> go to the mdspca.orb and i think it's connected to abc2news.com and peruse the items starting at noon. >> a great opportunity to go out and raise funds for the maryland spca and as she mentioned, they are not affiliated with the apca so -- aspca so don't make that. check it out noon today go shopping for a great cause. let us know if ora gets a home. >> i am sure. >> she is so cute what do you think charley? >> she is adorable but we want to change the name for the weekend oriole. >> yeah. >> for the weekend. >> or ora is short for oriole. >> no one likes having to fill up the tank at the gas pump but when you see what they are paying in a community, you may not complain about the prices here locally. and there's a good chanc
's your money. that's money that of course the government is giving back in the spring but why let the irs hold onto it all year. you can save or investing the money or earning interest along the way or spending on worthwhile ventures such as holiday gifts. >> see $500 within the next two months by simply filing a new w- 4 at work. >>> stay with us, are you thinking about cooking eggs? a lot of you are. it's a great breakfast meal. but you might not want to do it because they couldn't be cracked up to what they say they are. we will tell you how some say the healthiest benefits might not be from that breakfast. and also ahead this morning, criticism over sugary sodasintensifies and some beverage are rolling out vending machines that will put calorie counts at your fingertips. >>> be a we have been -- and we have been watching temperatures and in baltimore it's 48 degrees. we are seeing temperatures at 52 in annapolis and if you want to see what's going on with the radar, you can see that showers pulling through the area. all you have to do is go to the apps store and down load the app and
. officials say the u.s. government is worried that weapons like shoulder-fired missiles could end up in the hands of terrorists. >>> and meanwhile, syrian president bashar assad made a rare appearance this saturday, the first time he was seen out of his palace since back in march. >>> two more u.s. service members have been killed in action in afghanistan. they were killed by insurgents in the eastern part of that country bringing the death toll this year to at least 257 americans. >>> and a navy s.e.a.l. who gave his life in afghanistan was honored on saturday. the navy's newest ship, the "uss michael murphy," it was commissioned in new york city. the destroyer is named for the first award d the medal of honor during that war in afghanistan. murphy was killed trying to save fellow s.e.a.l.s during an ambush back in 2005. >>> and nearly two dozen people were injured when a bus overturned in new jersey saturday. the bus traveling from toronto, canada, to new york went off an exit ramp sliding down an embankment before stopping finally on its side. eight of the passengers were critical
think there's going to be change at the government level. >> all right, dr. richard besser, we appreciate very important information. george, over to you. >> okay. amy, thanks. >>> now, what could be the latest fallout from skyrocketing gas prices out west. with fuel so valuable, thieves are stealing gas from the pumps. abc's cecilia vega is at the pumps to explain what they're doing. >> george, good morning. take a look at this. all of this gas here at this station in los angeles, well above $5 a gallon whichhows you just how valuable the stuff is these days. one pair of thievers here in california stole so much gas they have enough to make more than four-round trips between los angeles and new york city. the brazen thieves hit this shell station near sacramento four times in three days. managing to steal $4,500 worth of gasoline. >> i don't know, if it will cover that money or not. >> reporter: in all, they took off with more than 1100 gallons of precious gas. here's how police say they did it. at 1:30 in the morning. a man in blake pickup pulled up to the station. somehow, h
. where the government gets build for unnecessary or often nonexistent trips. but from brooklyn to los angeles, hundreds of federal agents strike together to send one clear message to crooks. >> health care fraud has never been a worse proposition than it is today. you are more likely to get caught if you do make a fraudulent claim. and when you do, you will pay a bigger price. >> one extreme case, federal officials say a doctor in dallas often signed stacks of documents without any review in a scheme to bring in as much money as fast as he could. mark greenblat, new york. >> the way it would work. doctors would give kickbacks to patients, bill medicare for the kickbacks. how they were collecting money here. you hear all the presidential contenders from, this election, and way back, talk about scouring the budget, getting rid of fraud. here you go. it's still going on. costing all of us. >> you feel so vulnerable when you have gone into a hospital, you got this outlandish crazy bill, hear about something like this, it boils my blood when i hear about it. >> it does, so rampant and braz
alive over government spending. so was it a mistake targeting america's favorite yellow bird? >> it was not a target. it was pointing to one example. big bird is pretty successful. >> the show relies on less than 0.1% of federal dollars. >> welcome to the middle class, big bird. despite or because of it, big bird has helped the romney campaign raise money. >> i got a million tweets. >> so you are on twitter? >> no, i'm a bird. tweet something how we talk! >> reporter: what is also talking are the sales here at sullivan's toy store here in washington, d.c., they say they have sold more big bird items than they have in the past, proving how profitable one yellow bird can be. >> incredible. besides pbs being this much of the budget and they did a poll that showed 70% of the country showed opposing de funding. poor big bird in the crosshairs of the debate. but we lover him in the overnight. >> we do. what is he doing? looking over your shoulder? >> no. >> we should bring him on the show? >> everybody else has done it. >>> and a well-known daredevil. >> how he plans to survive the
and interests abroad. interesting too what congress looks into, in the house oversight and government reform committee will have hearings wednesday. at least two folks from the state department expected to testify. congress shining a spotlight on exactly how prepared or not prepared we were. >> just getting to the crime scene, turned out to be pretty difficult. took the fbi three weeks to reach the location and gather evidence from there. it's been about a month. i know the white house has promised to bring justice but hasn't spelled anything in particular out. so i think they're waiting for facts to roll in, which are rolling in very slowly at this point. >> slowly. >> look for that to play a role in foreign policy debate. coming up too. >>> also we are hearing from an unrepentant jerry sandusky, a judge is expected to send him to prison for the rest of his life. sandusky released a defiant jailhouse statement to a penn state radio station, declaring his innocence and blaming it on a conspiracy, by lying, accusers, investigators and the media. >> they can take away my life. they can make me
in government in american life, which is something that republicans felt would put romney on solid ground. >> he seemed to reach beyond that conservative base and really talked to independents about issues they care about. >> i think ultimately, they were speaking to persuadable voters or undecided voters. as mitt romney starts to take leads in some of these battleground states, with my expectation he will, it's not over, a close race. the other thing that happened last night, there's been two factors at play. there's been the environment of the country, the large number of people that think we're on the wrong track. and the perceptions and images of the candidates. what happens last night was the images of the candidates, mitt romney evened that ground. when that happens, people say, when they're roughly even, why wouldn't i take a chance on the new guy? that's the difficult side that president obama has to get. he has to turn this around. >> he has two more coming up. donna, you're in the room with president obama today. what do you tell him? >> mr. president, have a good night's sleep. but gu
controversial pastor jeremiah wright. and accusing the federal government of not doing enough to help new orleans recover from hurricane katrina. the president's campaign calls the video a desperate attack. >>> meantime, there's signs that mitt romney is ready to offer specifics about his tax plan tonight. all part of a plan to cut tax rates by 20% across the board. >>> and a scathing, new report says a bold, new approach to fighting terrorism has been a big waste of billions of taxpayer dollars. fusion centers were created after the attacks of 9/11. so law enforcement on every level could share intelligence. but senate investigators say those centers have done nothing to stop terror plots. >>> american airlines says wrongly installed clamps and not sabotage caused seats to become loose on three flights. those seats and everything from the smell of smoke to landing gear issues have forced american flights to divert offcourse. pilots can finally resume contract negotiations today. >>> for the fourth-consecutive year the u.s. birthrate has dropped. experts say the economy is forcing couples
. meningitis. 35 cases so far. five people have died. the government blames contaminated steroid injections for back pain made at a plant in massachusetts. even though the plant has been shut down, the cdc is warning the outbreak can still get worse. dr. richard besser is here to explain. you worked at the cdc. why are they so worried it can spread? >> i talked to the lead investigator at the cdc. they're very worried about this. this was sent to 75 clinics in 25 different states. as doctors find the patients, they'll find this. >> what about this form of meningitis? >> you hear about meningitis. and you think about the outbreaks on college campuses, going person-to-person, very rapidly deadly. this is different. it's caused by a fungus, a mold that we're all exposed to. and it usually causes problems in people with immune problems. but here, it was injected directly into the spine. it goes up to the brain, causes inflammation. and in some people, it actually caused a stroke. >> what are the symptoms? >> it may be milder than what people think normally with meningitis, with stiff neck. here
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